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Abbreviations

Abbreviations

An abbreviation is the short form of a word or phrase formed using letters taken from it. There are many abbreviations such as AAI is abbreviated form of Airport Authority of India.

Following is a brief list of Abbreviations with their full form

List of Abbreviations

Abbreviations Full Form
AAI Airport Authority of India
ABCDEFGHIJ American Born Confused Desi Emigrated From Gujarat, House In Jersey
ABEDA Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
ACP Group African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
ADB Asian Development Bank
AfDB African Development Bank
AFESD Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
AG Australia Group
AGP Asom Gana Parishad, regional party in Assam
AI Air India
AIADMK All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
AIR All India Radio, state owned radio stations
AMF Arab Monetary Fund
AMU Arab Maghreb Union
AN Andaman and Nicobar Islands
ANZUS Australia-New Zealand-United States Security Treaty
AOSIS Alliance of Small Island States
AP Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh
AP Andhra Pradesh
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
AR Arunachal Pradesh
Arabsat Arab Satellite Communications Organization
ARF ASEAN Regional Forum
AS Assam
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASLV Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
ASSOCHAM Associated Chambers of commerce
AU African Union
Autodin Automatic Digital Network
BA Baltic Assembly
bbl/day barrels per day
BCCI Board of Cricket Control in India
BCIE Central American Bank for Economic Integration
BDEAC Central African States Development Bank
BEE Bureau of Energy Efficiency
BG Broad Gauge (trains or tracks)
BGN United States Board on Geographic Names
BIMSTEC Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation
Biodiversity Convention on Biological Diversity
BIS Bank for International Settlements
BJP Bharatiya Janata Party, national political party, rightwing, pro-Hindu
BOLT Build-Own-Lease-Transfer
BR Bihar
BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa)
BSEC Black Sea Economic Cooperation Zone
BSP Bahujan Samaj Party, political party, promotes lower caste interests
C Commonwealth
c.i.f. cost, insurance, and freight
CACM Central American Common Market
CAEU Council of Arab Economic Unity
Caricom Caribbean Community and Common Market
CB citizen’s band mobile radio communications
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CBI Central Bureau of Investigation
CBSE Central Board of Secondary Education
CBSS Council of the Baltic Sea States
CCC Customs Cooperation Council
CD Community of Democracies
CDB Caribbean Development Bank
CE Council of Europe
CEA Central Electricity Authority
CEI Central European Initiative
CELAC Community of Latin America and Caribbean States
CEMA Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
CEMAC Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa
CEPGL Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries
CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research
CG Chhattisgarh
CH Chandigarh
Chi Chiranjeevi, the title/salutation for a bridegroom
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CICA Conference of Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia
CII Confederation for Indian Industry
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CM Chief Minister
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
COCOM Coordinating Committee on Export Controls
COMESA Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
Comsat Communications Satellite Corporation
CP Colombo Plan
CPCB Central Pollution Control Board
CPI Communist Party of India
CPI(M) Communist Party of India (Marxist)
CPI(ML) Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)
CPLP Comunidade dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa
CPWD Central Public Works Department, PWD of the GOI
CSN South American Community of Nations became UNASUL – Union of South American Nations
CSTO Collective Security Treaty Organization
CTBTO Preparatory Commission for the Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
CY calendar year
D-8 Developing Eight
DA Dearness Allowance, paid to compensate for inflation
DC developed country
DD Doordarshan, state-owned television channel
DD Daman and Diu
DDT dichloro-diphenyl-trichloro-ethane
DH Dadra and Nagar Haveli
DIA United States Defense Intelligence Agency
DL Delhi
DMK Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
DoT Department of Telecommunications
DRDO Defence Research and Development Organisation
DSM demand side management
DSN Defense Switched Network
DST daylight savings time
DWT deadweight ton
EAC East African Community
EADB East African Development Bank
EAEC Eurasian Economic Community
EAPC Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EAS East Asia Summit
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EC European Community or European Commission
ECA Economic Commission for Africa
ECB European Central Bank
ECE Economic Commission for Europe
ECLAC Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
ECO Economic Cooperation Organization
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
ECSC European Coal and Steel Community
EE Eastern Europe
EEC European Economic Community
EEZ exclusive economic zone
EFTA European Free Trade Association
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
EIB European Investment Bank
EITI Extractive Industry Trnsparency Iniative
EMU Electric Multiple Unit
EMU European Monetary Union
ENVIS Environmental Information System
EV Electric Vehicles
FC Forward Caste
FDI Foreign Direct Investment
FM Finance Minister
GA Goa
GAME Global Energy Water Cycle Asian Monsoon Experiment
GJ Gujarat
GoI Government of India
GSLV Geostationary Launch Vehicle
HC High Court
HP Himachal Pradesh
HR Haryana
IAF Indian Air Force
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO
ICIMOD International Centre for Integrated Mountain and Development
ICPC Indian Centre for Promotion of Cleaner Technologies
IGCC Integrated coal gasification combined cycle technology the
IGNOU Indira Gandhi National Open University
IIM Indian Institute of Management
IIT Indian Institute of Technology
IMD India Meteorological Department
INSAT Indian National Satellite
IPKF Indian Peace Keeping Force, positioned in a foreign country such as Sri Lanka
IREDA Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency
IREP The Integrated Rural Energy Programme
IRS Indian Remote Sensing Satellite
ISI Formerly Indian Standards Institute, renamed Bureau of Indian Standards,
ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IWT Inland Water Transport
JFM Joint Forest Management
JH Jharkhand
JK Jammu and Kashmir
KA Karnataka
KL Kerala
KVIC Khadi and Village Industries Commission
LD Lakshadweep
LoC Line of Control
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LS Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament)
LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
m-cap stock market capitalisation
MDMK Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
MEA Ministry of External Affairs
MG Meter Gauge (trains or tracks)
MH Maharashtra
ML Meghalaya
MLF Multi Lateral Funding
MN Manipur
MNES Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources
MNP Minimum Needs Programme
MP Madhya Pradesh
MZ Mizoram
NATMO National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization
NCEPC National Committee of Environmental Planning and Co-ordination
NCR National Capital Region
NDA National Democratic Alliance
NDDB National Dairy Development Board
NEAC National Environment Awareness Campaign
NELP New Exploration Licensing Policy
NFAP National Forestry Action Programme
NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
NHAI Hational Highway Authority of India
NIC National Informatics Centre
NL Nagaland
NMNH National Museum of Natural History
NNRMS National Natural Resources Management System
NPIC National Programme on Improved Chulhas
NRC National Re-construction Corps schemes
NRI Non-Resident Indian
NSC National Savings Certificate
OBC Other Backward Classes
ODS Ozone Deleting Substances
OGL Open General License
ONGC Oil and Natural Gas Commission
OR Orissa
OYWS Own Your Wagon Scheme
PAN Permanent Account Number
PB Punjab
PCRA Petroleum Conservation Research Association
PF Provident Fund
PIL Public Interest Litigation
PMK Pattali Munnetra Kazhagam
PPA Power Purchase Agreements
PQWL Pooled Quota Wait List, Indian Railways Acronym
PSLV Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
PSU Public Sector Unit
PTI Press Trust of India, a news agency
PWD Public Works Department
PY Pondicherry
RAC Reservation Against Cancellation, Indian Railways Acronym
RAW Research & Analysis Wing
REC Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
REGRET/WL1 No More Booking Permitted, Indian Railways Acronym
RJ Rajasthan
RLWL Remote Location Wait List, Indian Railways Acronym
RNRI Returned Non Resident Indian
RS Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian Parliament
RSDO Research Designs & Standards Organization
RSS Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (seven countries of South Asia)
SADP The Special Area Demonstration Programme
SAIL Steel Authority of India
SC Supreme Court, the highest court in the country, Apex Court
SC/ST Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes
SDNP Sustainable Development Networking Programme
SEB State Electricity Board
SEBI Securities Exchange Board of India
Sensex Sensitive Index of the Bombay Stock Exchange
SK Sikkim
SP Samajwadi Party
SPCB State Pollution Control Boards
SPV Solar Photo Voltaic
ST Scheduled Tribes
TBU Technical Back-up Units
TN Tamil Nadu
TPS Thermal Power Station
TR Tripura
UK Uttarakhand
ULFA United Liberation Front of Asom
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UP Uttar Pradesh
VHP Vishwa Hindu Parishad
VSAT Very Small Aperture Terminals
WB West Bengal
ACE a cool experience
AD awesome dude
AFAIK as far as I know
AFK away from keyboard
ANI age not important
BRB be right back
CUL see you later
CWYL chat with you later
IIRC if I recall/remember correctly
IQ ignorance quotient
LOL laugh out loud
NP no problem
ROFL rolling on the floor laughing
TY thank you
WC wrong conversation
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